Sunday, May 26, 2013

Book: The Great Gatsby

Re-reading the classic book before I watch the movie. 

The beautiful description of wind blowing in a room:

"A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-colored rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea."

An apt description of Tom and Daisy. These people exist not only in book but in our daily life too.  

"They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made."

On hope:

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. 

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